CNY tragedy: S'pore car in fatal accident - girl, 13, dies
Tragedy stuck a family yesterday (Feb 18) as they were travelling back to their kampung to celebrate Chinese New Year.
The family of five was driving on the North-South Highway when the 43-year-old father apparently lost control of the Singapore-registered Honda Stream he was driving, said Malaysian police.
The family's 13-year-old daughter died in the accident.
The father, two sons and a 20-year-old daughter, sustained minor injuries.
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The accident happened near Yong Peng, at about 1.30pm on Wednesday (Feb 18).
Inspector Mursyidah Abdul Malik from Muar Police headquarters' traffic division said that all five passengers are Malaysians.
According to her, the father and the two sons, aged 21 and 19, work in Singapore.
The driver's wife, like the two daughters, live in Johor Baru. She was not going back to Perak for Chinese New Year as she only had one day's leave, said Inspector Mursyidah.
The rest of the passengers were taken to a hospital and were discharged last night.